Paint Your Own Reeves Flower Pots

I’ve been having great fun lately getting creative with Reeves products and yesterday I tried something a bit different – I mixed up some paints and did flower pot painting. Previously, I shared with you how to make Reeves Rainbow Rain, Reeves Colour By Numbers and Reeves Paint By Numbers however, this is the first time I’ve got really experimental with my paints and created my own colours. These are actually really simple to do and are perfect if want to add a splash of colour into your garden this summer.

Reeves believe creativity isn’t about right or wrong, it is all about expression. The cool thing about these is you can completely personalize your flower pots by creating your own colours and using different washi tape borders. No two pots will ever be the same. Here is how I made mine:

All you need is Reeves Acrylic Paints, Reeves Acrylic Brushes and Terracotta Plant Pots. Later on you will need some washi tape and Gorilla superglue. The washi tape I have used is from Paperchase but I’m pretty sure any washi will look awesome for this project. The terracotta plant pots I used were found in ASDA for £1 each which I think is a real gardening bargain.

As I haven’t properly painted since school, I embarrassingly had to Google ‘how to mix pastel shades’. The results were pretty simple – just add white. Thank you Mr Google. So for my first pot, I mixed red and white and created this light pinky colour.

Ta-da! Once the first colour was created I felt slightly more confident with my project. Saying that, I had absolutely no plan or idea of what I wanted the pots to look like, it was simply just a case of make it up as I go along. Having no rules makes everything more fun though, right?

All I knew at this stage was that I wanted to make each pot a different pastel colour, so for the next one I mixed green and white and created this shade.

Pastel blue was the next colour and you guessed it, I mixed blue and white.

My fourth and final pot was yellow. If you don’t like a colour, you can easily lighten it by adding more white paint. 

I decided to give each pot a white border just to see what it would look like.

You can also entirely repaint a pot if you want. I wanted my pink to be more pink so got experimental to create a brighter shade. I also painted the insides of the pot white as I was enjoying myself so much, I didn’t want to ever stop painting things.

The washi tape idea suddenly popped into my head whilst I was painting. I thought the flowers and butterflies design from Paperchase was perfect for the flower pots. I’m sure any washi tape would look awesome though – I can’t wait to try this out with different patterns.

To make the washi border, I folded the tape in half and measured around the top of the pot.

As these are going in the garden, I needed the strongest glue possible. Gorilla glue has never let me down, in fact the Alpaca Pom Pom Pins which I made for my sister earlier this year are still doing their job – there has been no reported pom pom malfunctions.

The gorilla superglue worked in seconds and my flowery borders were stuck firmly. There is no going back with this stuff so choose your washi tape wisely.

That’s it! The pastel flower pots with washi tape borders are now complete! You can have fun creating your own shades and using different tapes to make a totally unique design. The possibilities are endless.

Finally, add some flowers into your pots and they are garden ready!

Here they are in the garden. All I have to do now is remember to water the plants! Hope you enjoyed my flower pot project how-to. Have you painted your own flower pots?   If you give this a try yourself don’t forget to share your creations on social media using #WeAreReeves and #ShowYourColours

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  1. Alys
    June 22, 2018 / 7:35 am

    These pots are so cute and pretty, you did a wonderful job painting them Bexa! I love the washi tape addition, that really adds something I think. I should’ve done this for the sunflowers I’m growing! Maybe next year xx

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks so much Alys! 💖 These would be great for sunflowers! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  2. June 22, 2018 / 9:38 am

    Ah this looks really pretty – I love things like this, especially when they’ve been made by you as you can really appreciate the beauty!

    Layla x

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks Layla! 💖 They are really enjoyable to make! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  3. June 22, 2018 / 11:06 am

    These are so blooming pretty! (See what I did there?) So perfect for blog photos and to pop on your windowsill 🙂 xxx

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      He he, loving the pun! Thanks Jenny! Glad you liked the post 💖 xx

  4. Shaun
    June 22, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I love your flower pots and the bright colours you have used 🎨, especially the Yellow 😘. It sounds like you had fun creating the different shades 😄. I really like the washi tape border too, that is a brilliant idea 👍. An excellent post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun! 💖 It was lots of fun, I want to paint more things now 😄. Glad you enjoyed the post 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  5. Vicki
    June 22, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I want these so much!!! I’m so into gardening at the moment and I can’t cope with how cute these are. I might have to give them a go after pay day!

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      Aww thanks Vicki! 💖 They are really fun, definitely give them a try! 😘 xx

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks so much Ellie! 💖 xx

  6. Ruth
    June 22, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    These are gorgeous! You should sell them! x

    • June 22, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      Aw thank you so much Ruth 💖 that’s such a lovely thing to say. I’ll have to paint some more 😍 xx

  7. June 22, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    This is a great diy project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Thanks so much Marta! 💖 xx

  8. June 22, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    These are adorable! What a fun idea… great for gifts too!

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Cris 💖 xx

  9. Amy Weston
    June 22, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Loved this! Might get the kids involved in painting some to brighten the garden up 😊x

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much Amy! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕😍 xx

  10. June 22, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Super creative and an awesome crafty way to design your own flower pots. I like DIY projects and garden ones just make you feel alive and refreshed to bring something you made into nature. Thanks for sharing, it looks super easy to do, i know my mom would adore this project.

    Natonya |

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much Natonya 💖. Its such a fun and easy project. I am glad you liked the post and hope your mum does too 😍 xx

  11. June 22, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I saw your tweet about you painting flower pots recently and I thought “how adorable!”. I’m so glad you did a post of them as these are so damn cute and honestly couldn’t be more you from what I know. I’ve only recently found Washi Tape and it seems like such a handy little thing for crafting I’ve bought some to make a scrapbook for mine and my boyfriends anniversary and its been so handy to create cute photo borders! I am so tempted to grab myself some little plant pots and paint them for blog props now (I kill everything I try to grow…)
    Alice Xx

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Alice! 💖 Washi tape is such a great discovery and is awesome for scrapbooking 😍. That is such a nice anniversary present, it sounds so sweet and thoughtful 😘 xx

  12. June 22, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    These love great, the tape at the top is a brilliant idea.

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks so much Nicola! 💖 xx

  13. June 22, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Oh, my goodness how adorable are these!? I have never painted my own plant pots before but what a brilliant idea, you have done a fabulous job 🙂

    Melissa 🐝 |

    Moonlight Mel

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks so much Melissa! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  14. June 22, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This is a brilliant idea! Honestly would never have occurred to me to paint plain plant pots! Will definitely be trying this because nice plants pits are so expensive and these look amazing!

    • June 22, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      Aw thank you so much Tasha! 💖 Hope you enjoy giving them a try, it’s definitely much cheaper than buying plant pots 😍 xx

  15. June 22, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I love how simple these are, but they look SO pretty. They are adorable! I’d never have actually thought of doing this, but it’s such a good idea because it also doesn’t take too long and you can have it whatever colour you would like (as you know it tends to be the one colour you do want to finish something they don’t have!). Great idea 😀 thanks for sharing!


    • June 22, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Amy! 💖 It’s such a fun thing to do and great you can create your own colours. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. June 22, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Super cute. The paints look really high quality. Love gorilla glue too!! Looks like you had fun

    • June 22, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks so much Tammy 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • June 22, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks so much Jen! 💖 xx

  17. June 22, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I loved this so much! Your photos are dazzling and the washi tape really made the final look!

    • June 22, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Kelsey 💖 xx

  18. June 23, 2018 / 3:22 am

    Love how there’s a kit to decorate your own flower pot. This is a nice twist to traditional brown pots. LOVE how your flower pots turned out! Looks super creative and personalized :).

    Nancy ♥

    • June 24, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Thank you so much Nancy! 💖 It was really fun to brighten up the pots. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  19. June 23, 2018 / 3:52 am

    These pots are so cute and creative, Bexa! I love that they come in kits for decorating – this would be such a perfect summer activity!

    cabin twenty-four

    • June 24, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Thank you so much Eena! 💖 It’s a really fun thing to do in the summer 😍 xx

  20. June 23, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I love this- especially using the washi tape! Cannot wait to try 😀

    • June 24, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Thank you so much Jessie! 💖 Hope you enjoy making them 😘 xx

  21. June 23, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Bexa! These are gorgeous! I’d never think to put washi tape on plant pots, you’re so creative it’s amazing <3 xx

    • June 24, 2018 / 7:46 am

      Aww thanks so much Em for your lovely comment! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  22. Ellaine
    June 23, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Lovely pots! Reminds me of my hanging DIY projects 🙂

    -Ellaine, In Betweens

    • June 24, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Thanks so much Ellaine 💖 Gardening projects are so much fun to do 😘 xx

  23. June 23, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    That looks so great! I love how the final results look on your terrace – the plants look really beautiful in the pots and the tape adds a nice twist. I love the paints, these look really nice and have a great coverage.

    • June 24, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Dorota 💖. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  24. June 23, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    This is SUCH a good idea! I remembering seeing your post about them on Instagram and I knew I had to check out the post. I wouldn’t have thought something that looked so nice could be so simple to make! I’m not much of a gardener myself, but as a self-proclaimed washi tape addict, I definitely have the resources to give this a go. I’m redecorating my bedroom this summer to more neutral colours, with pops of green and rose-gold, so if I could figure out how to make these colours, I can imagine they would look amazing. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Rebekah Gillian |

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Rebekah 💖. Yay! I’m glad you love washi tape as much as I do 😍. Wow, your bedroom is going to look awesome with those colours, can’t wait to see some photos xx

      Bexa |

  25. Lex
    June 23, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    I’m not creative, but these look easy enough for me! Unfortunately, I manage to kill every plant of my devil cats knock them over…I guess I’ll try some fake plants haha Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Lex |

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      Thanks so much Lex! 💖 Ha ha, I know what it’s like to have mischievous cats 🙈🤣. Fake plants are always a good idea. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  26. June 23, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    They look amazing! And it sounds like so much fun to make them! Confession time: as the page was loading and the first pictures came up I thought you’d painted the floral pattern as well and my jaw hit the floor. Tape and paint is achievable though, even for me! x


    • June 28, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 He he, I’d love to be able to paint that well 🤣 glad you enjoyed the post lovely xx

  27. June 24, 2018 / 5:36 am

    Wow you are so good at this!
    Such a beautiful blog!

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment 💖 xx

  28. Harry and Katie
    June 24, 2018 / 8:05 am

    These look so immensely cool. I’d love to try them at some point!

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy making them 💖 xx

  29. June 24, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Oh my gosh you’ve created such cute little plant pots! As if I need more reason to grow my plant collection, tehe <3

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Lizzie! 💖 xx

  30. Charlotte
    June 24, 2018 / 8:43 am

    You’re so creative and it makes me so happy! Everything on your blog is so colourful and inspiring 💛 These look wonderful! Xx

    • June 25, 2018 / 8:08 am

      Aww thank you so much Charlotte! 💖 You are so lovely! I’m glad you enjoy my posts 😍 xx

  31. June 24, 2018 / 8:50 am

    This is so cute! I definitely want to try this as I’m trying to expand my garden and herb garden! I love how it gives such a homely look, rather than having plain plant pots!

    Beka |

    • June 25, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much Beka 💖. It really adds a personal touch to any garden. So glad you enjoyed the post! 😘 xx

  32. June 24, 2018 / 9:38 am

    These are so cute! I used to paint flowerpots when I wad little for my gran, obviously they weren’t as pretty as these though, but they’ve certainly brought back childhood memories!

    Lainy x

    • June 25, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks so much Lainy! 💖 Aww that’s so sweet, I’m glad it brought back lovely childhood memories 😍 xx

  33. Sophie
    June 24, 2018 / 10:02 am

    omg these are so cute! I love the tape detail on the top that’s such a good idea, you always have such inspiring DIY projects!
    Sophie – x

    • June 25, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Aw thank you so much Sophie for your lovely comment! 💖 xx

  34. June 24, 2018 / 10:17 am

    These are so cute. I especially love the washi tape that you’ve added at the top! The yellow colour is my favourite! xx

    Ashleigh |

    • June 25, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Aw thank you so much Ashleigh 💖. So glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  35. Shan
    June 24, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Ok don’t know when the last time I saw gorilla 🦍 glue was 😂😂 you’re making me feel all crafty haha defo don’t do enough with my little ones!

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      He he, glad you feel all crafty Shan 💖 gorilla glue is awesome 🦍😂 xx

  36. Lisa
    June 24, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Wow, these look fab. I need some in my garden. Thanks for sharing.

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! 💖 xx

  37. June 24, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Bexa, thanks so much for this post. I haven’t painted since I was a child and it helped me remember how much fun it can be. I’m not the most creative person, so I hadn’t even thought to make my own colors, but you have given me the inspiration. I think it will feel even more personal that way. Thanks for always posting such beautiful things!

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Joan! I’m so happy this has given you inspiration, glad you enjoyed the post 💖 xx

  38. June 24, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    These are adorable…can I have one please🤗

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      He he, thank you! 💖 xx

  39. June 24, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    They look so great! Love the idea with the washi tape – it looks so great and so simple! x

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! 💖 xx

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you Courtney! 💖 xx

  40. Frertsu
    June 24, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Omg, these are sooo adorable! Now I feel inspired to do something like this too! Loved your post~

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Yay! Thank you! I’m glad you feel inspired 💖 xx

  41. Freja
    June 24, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    This is such a great idea. I love the colors that you chose and the floral print is so cute. They turned out so great. They look like something that I would buy from a store!

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Aw thanks so much Freja, that’s so lovely of you to say 💖 xx

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much Louisa! 💖 xx

  42. June 25, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Wow these pots are brill Bexa! I love them and they go great with a plant inside. I love how creative you got with them and the pastel colours with the washi tape look perfect. I’m going to give this a whirl! xx

    Rebecca |

    • June 25, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Aw thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 I’m so glad you liked the pots and hope you have fun giving them a go too! 😘 xx

  43. June 25, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    Oh man this instantly brought me back to my childhood! I remember painting a pot for my mother for mothers day in grade school and how beautiful it turned out (even as a child and my art skills were absent lol) I totally want to do this again! I love planting so this is totally my jam! Love your pots, Bexa!!

    • June 25, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Aw thank you so much Kayla! 💖 So glad it brought back happy childhood memories! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  44. June 26, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    These are so cute! They remind me of the stuff Flora gets in her Mud & Bloom boxes (this month was jam jars for tealights). I love how creative you are, Bexa, and I’m very glad to hear that there’ve been no reported pom pom malfunctions, haha. As you say, you just need to remember to water them now 🙂 Fab post, very inspiring! x

    Lisa |

    • June 27, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Lisa! 💖 I think I’d enjoy Flora’s Mud & Bloom boxes, they always sound like so much fun in your reviews 😄. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  45. June 26, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Bexa, these are so cute and simple! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely DIY! I’ve been truly inspired as I’ve been looking for something to put my new plants in!


    Molly xo

    • June 27, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Aw yay! Thanks so much lovely 💖 I’m so happy these have inspired you 😍 xx

  46. Vikash mishra
    September 17, 2018 / 3:39 am

    how creative you are, I mean I just loved it.

    • September 17, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Thank you so much! 💖☺️ xx

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